New energy retailer for Queensland

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017

Victorian energy provider Powershop has officially launched in South East Queensland. It will be retailing in the area around Gympie, south to Surfers Paradise and west to Gatton.

Powershop CEO Ed McManus said launching into the Queensland market was a huge step in the company’s mission to shake up the energy industry by giving Australians more control over their power bill and providing them with more ways to save.

“One of the big differences between us and the big energy providers is our app and online usage tools. Customers can see how much energy they are using every day so there is no bill shock at the end of the month. Customers also get access to specials, enabling them to save even more, and for every friend they sign up, they will receive an account credit,” McManus said.

“The other reason our app is a game changer is the choice it gives customers to purchase different types of energy. We’ve been voted Australia’s greenest energy company by Greenpeace for two years in a row and this is partly because of the ways we help customers purchase GreenPower. Customers can choose to buy a GreenPower pack for the month or even a day. It’s all about giving customers more choice and control over their energy — something we believe has been missing in the energy market.

“Now that we are retailing in Queensland we plan on investing in the state through other initiatives like Your Community Energy, a program we run to invest in community renewable energy projects with the support of our customers. We have big plans for Queensland and we are thrilled to get started,” McManus said.

Queensland Minister for Energy Mark Bailey welcomed the move, saying the company’s entry into the South East Queensland market will drive more competition and better outcomes for consumers.

“The Queensland Government deregulated South East Queensland’s electricity market to encourage new market entrants such as Powershop, meaning customers will have more opportunities to save money on their bills.

“This is another sign of industry confidence in a deregulated electricity market, and I encourage South East Queenslanders to make the most of the new opportunities this evolving market brings,” Bailey said.

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